Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Promotion Disease Prevention
All materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission
Applicants are required to complete the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) application. All application materials need to be submitted through SOPHAS
Must hold a Master’s degree or other advanced degrees in a field related to health promotion and disease prevention from a recognized college or university. Exceptional students with a Bachelor's degree will also be considered
Most students enter with Master’s or other advanced degrees, although exceptional students with Bachelor’s degrees will be considered.
Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale GPA for all graduate coursework.
SOPHAS | P.O. Box 9111 | Watertown, MA 02471
617-612-2090 | Email | Website
- This applies to current or former UNMC students.
- Photocopies of transcripts will not be accepted.
- WES reports should be sent directly from WES to SOPHAS.
- Please ensure that you enter your SOPHAS ID number on your WES evaluation request to ensure your evaluation can be matched to your application.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation. At least two letters should be from faculty members in the applicant's previous academic program. The remaining letter can be from an academic or professional reference.
Statement of Intent
A 500-700 word statement of intent which supports interest areas, career goals, and preferred faculty mentor.
An identified faculty sponsor from the UNMC Health Promotion Department.
- In order to establish a faculty sponsor, you should review faculty research interests on the Health Promotion website and communicate with faculty who have similar research interests to your own in order to determine (a) whether they are accepting new PhD students and (b) whether they are willing to serve as your sponsor
Resume or CV
A resume or curriculum vitae.
TOEFL or IELTS Scores
Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States. There is no waiver of the TOEFL.
- A minimum TOEFL score of 550-paper; 213-computer; 80-Internet.
- TOEFL scores must have been earned within two years
priorthe desired term of entry.
- Educational Testing Services (ETS) send official scores to the SOPHAS TOEFL code: 5688.
- Official IELTS scores should be sent directly to the UNMC College of Public Health. The minimum score requirement is 7.
UNMC College of Public Health Admissions
984355 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4359